Monday, April 12, 2010
Pompey melt down
With Petersfield being a renowned stronghold for Pompey fans, Avram Grant has pledged that the FA Cup will be paraded around the streets of the town, should his team overcome Chelsea in the final.
Grant told us: “The administrators of the club are adamant that absolutely all costs are kept to a minimum, but thankfully, the club has been promised free use of an open-top bus so the parade would definitely go ahead.
“One potential problem is that a slow-moving bus, stopping occasionally for photographs, can attract parking fines, at least we know this can’t happen in Petersfield.”
With no traffic warden and with cars and vans parked very badly all around the centre of Petersfield, any bus trying to make its way around town will inevitably struggle to get above walking pace and frequently grind to a halt.
We also spoke to Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou who told us in confidence: “After Petersfield we may head to Leigh Park, where the trophy could so very easily be stolen from the bus.” Andronikou winks….
“Can you imagine how much all that silver would be worth if the cup was melted down?”